Yesterday we brought you news that Lego had officially announced the first wave of sets tying into Avengers: Infinity War, but while we were busy doing other things it went and confirmed the newest version of the Millennium Falcon - which is to be featured in the upcoming film Solo: A Star Wars Story. Howard then retweeted the picture and answered why Favreau was hanging out. Jon Favreau is now directing Disney's Lion King remake and took some time off to record his dialogue for the Solo movie. As he has been known to do when doling out information on this project, director Ron Howard has taken to Twitter to confirm that he has enlisted the voice acting talents of Iron Man director Favreau for the upcoming Han Solo spinoff film. He had this to say.
"He retweeted Jon's post - which was simply captioned "#starwars #solo" - and wrote: "Wondering why we r all together? "@Jon_Favreau is voicing a very cool & important alien character for #HanSolo Flattered & fortunate I could pull him away from his #LionKing directing duties".
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Next we have Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, looking very space cowboy with an enormously wide stance. Why?
It wouldn't be a modern Disney movie without Jon Favreau. A fan asked in response to Howard's announcement, "Any chance that you will be voicing a character?" to which he answered, "Nope ... But thanks for asking". Here's the official synopsis for the film: "Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy". However, a voiceover part would not have really worked out in a Star Wars movie, so it's good that we don't have to worry about that.